The hipster hackers of Mr Robot plus Tumblr’s opinion

which is always fun and grotesquely wrong. Spoilers ahoy duh.

I haven’t criticized the media in way too long. This cannot be tolerated.

just getting that now rlly slow on the uptake moriarty

It’s too hipster for my taste. Too many tropes, too many clich├ęs, rather insulting actually, to real hackers; I know I guessed the twists from the first episode and I’m no brain on these things, and the reviews going on and on about how “authentic” it is really give it away to me as Gen Y hipster fodder, they’re trying to make this our Fight Club, complete with grating hashtags at the bottom of the screen you’re supposed to respond to like Pavlov’s dog.

I can see you trying all the way across the Atlantic.

I can see you trying all the way across the Atlantic.

Which makes it fun to make fun of, cos projection. As TLP says, if you’re watching it, it’s for you.

It’s like a pastiche parody, a mishmash so hastily thrown together to please a demo. It’s selling you non-conformity. People are buying. People thinking they’re too smart to do that, who like the show and the message, and just mindlessly promoting it.

laughing rdj crack up

Even me with this review, I guess. I’m selling out guys. Buying a place in Miami.

SPOILERS AHOY IN THIS VIDEO;

You know he’s edgy bc he’s wearing a hoodie.
Really? Nah. It gets in the way of typing. When I see someone wearing a hoodie with the sleeves rolled up, however, my eyebrow hooks up at the rarity of the sight and I’m like
I wanna know that person. That person in particular.

Trust in the wisdom of the secret race of sleeve roll people.

As this sweet, sane Tumblrina (they exist) points out, the best thing about the show isn’t the main character (too whiny to carry it, the Millennial personified in self-loathing) but the Swedish Patrick Bateman. Yes. He needs a lot more screentime. I miss him when he’s offscreen. Of course, she doesn’t realize he’s a literary reference so most of his character doesn’t make sense to her.

Why did no one slap her in this scene? Just tying her to a chair. No actual beating, like every male counterpart?

To the rest of us who read books that aren’t in the YA section, he’s a joy to behold.

The guy deserves a spinoff. Watch it for him.

Fearing Stupidity and the Serial Killer in You

You: “What a weird title, why would I fear stupid people, unless they’re in charge?”

Ah, there you go, reading into it. Stupidity: the practice (and some get in their 10,000+ hours) of deliberately making stupid decisions. Certainly it may concentrate in some individuals, and surely you can think of beautiful examples to passive-aggressively link this article to, but that isn’t enough, is it? (Is it?)

I'm allowed to promo my own shit.

I’m allowed to promo my own shit.

What frightens us about serial killers?

back to work
You: “They seem just like everyone else.”
No, that shifts the focus of the question toward us, what constitutes normal behaviour in society, the falsehood of social norms and away from them, the focus of the question. Try again.
You: “The acts they commit are atrocious…” *riff on that theme*
Good. Well, no, actually… better.
Ignoring the emotional impulse for a moment, psychotic episodes, the common psychiatric explanation for multiple murders, involve a stark disconnect from reality.
You: “You make it sound like a rational problem.”
In a sense, yes. It is a problem bundled up with what is rational given a perception. However, the disconnect is jarring for the psyche (any psyche) and the emotional impulses seldom allowed free reign (remember your first answer?) go …. insane.

Suffering on their part is optional

They’re suffering a paucity of rationality.
You: “How can you say that?”
We have a moderate example. What makes some sociopaths kill and others abstain?
You, if you’re dumb: “The law.”
Go play in the sandpit and think about what you’ve done.
You, if you’re smart: “Choice” or a riff, like Values with a capital V.

Murder isn't an answer to everything

Ted Bundy lived content with the knowledge he could slaughter any person he came across. He didn’t have the backing of the law when he had a Bad Day. If you’re clever, you’ll notice plenty of people are allowed to be serial killers under the law. I don’t want to be put on any more lists so I shall omit a list this time.

You: “Who can fully understand what they think? They’re irrational.”

No, don’t do that. Don’t try to use “irrational” as a dead end STOP sign for your brain cells, or as us scholars say, a thought-terminating cliche. Humans are animals and animals are irrational; if p=q and I’m fairly confident in saying that here it does, all humans are irrational. Saying irrationality equates to stupidity isn’t enough either. What is logical for an animal differs from the machine logic often implied by the term. What you are saying isn’t what you mean. Language is oblique. What do you mean? All human actions are in some part irrational but that doesn’t make them stupid, do you understand?

Maybe?
Good enough. Moving on —

Inside the brains of most People

Inside the brains of most People

Question: does understanding stupidity make you stupid?
A model theory of the brain implies yes, you must “lower yourself” to orchestrate a similar circuitry. Again, this falls short in descriptive power.
Why do people resist a truth or a ‘logical’ choice in spite of evidence or compulsion?
The only possible explanation is fear.

You, incredulous: “What could I fear from stupidity? That it’s contagious?!”

Yes stupidity is contagious

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Great modelling, you have real potential. I bet you didn’t have to question your entire life up until this revelation or anything.
Beyond a point, the innate irrationality of Man contaminates.
Evidence?
Every grand, stupid gesture in History. We fear that potency of pricks. When we see one example of stupidity, we have a herd impulse in our fuck-fight brain to shame and ostracise that person. i.e. “Fuck you!” In a tribal society, this has the convenient effect of isolating them from resources, mating opportunities and likely killing them.

We become the serial killers.

American Psycho is the best satire of the 20th century